First Buzz: 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup soccer cards

2018 Panini Prizm World Cup soccer cards
Arrives: April 25
Box basics: One autograph or short-printed insert per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm takes to the pitch for the World Cup with some of the biggest names in the game today and all of the color one would expect.

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Panini readies World Cup soccer gaming cards & stickers

What: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL cards
Arrives: Feb. 28 (Update: Outside North America only.)
Box basics: 50 six-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)

The Basics: With the World Cup set for June 14 to July 15, Panini gets the head start on the action with this one, which will include 468 cards — 360 basic cards, 40 Fan Favorites (every other pack), 32 Power Up cards (one in five), 30 Rare cards (one in seven) and six Extra Rare (one in 48 packs). All 32 World Cup teams will be represented

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: Making a case for five discounted cases

2015pnstarsstripesBBIf you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of cases with dramatically discounted prices this weekend over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here are five that caught this collector’s eye.

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Soccer legend Pele to do public signing via Steiner Sports on Nov. 24

Pele-NewYorkCosmos-Jersey-SteinerSoccer’s biggest star, Pele, will do a public signing with Steiner Sports later this month, giving collectors a chance to meet the icon and pick up some coveted ink.

The event is set for Nov. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y., and run until 8 p.m. More information can be found here, while several items can be pre-ordered via the company’s website.

Prices for signed 8-by-10 photos start at $649.99.

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